Blue Christmas Service

Blue Christmas Service for those of us feeling grief during the holiday season. Join interim Spiritual Care Director Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplin Lauren Sanders and Patti Powell in this honouring and healing service.

Advent Awakening Series: Part 6 Christmas

The following liturgy video and podcast episode are part of FIRST UNITED’s Spiritual Care ministry’s Advent Awakening series. Advent Series – Merry Christmas! Listen to the last episode from An Uncomfortable Advent podcast series by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, and Pastor Peter Sanders, Ordained Clergy with Presbyterian Church USA: The Arrival of Christmas […]

Advent Awakening Series: Part 5 (LOVE)

The following liturgy video and podcast episode are part of FIRST UNITED’s Spiritual Care ministry’s Advent Awakening series. Advent Series – LOVE Listen to the latest episode from An Uncomfortable Advent podcast series by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, and Pastor Peter Sanders, Ordained Clergy with Presbyterian Church USA: 3 Parts of Love Watch […]

Advent Awakening Series: Part 4 (JOY)

The following liturgy video and podcast episode are part of FIRST UNITED’s Spiritual Care ministry’s Advent Awakening series. Advent Series – JOY Listen to the latest episode from An Uncomfortable Advent podcast series by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, and Pastor Peter Sanders, Ordained Clergy with Presbyterian Church USA: The Truth About Joy Watch […]

Advent Awakening Series: Part 3 (PEACE)

The following liturgy video and podcast episode are part of FIRST UNITED’s Spiritual Care ministry’s Advent Awakening series. Advent Series – PEACE Listen to the latest episode from An Uncomfortable Advent podcast series by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, and Pastor Peter Sanders, Ordained Clergy with Presbyterian Church USA: Peace, Peace-making, Peace-keeping   On […]

Advent Awakening Series: Part 2 (HOPE)

The following liturgy video and podcast episode are part of FIRST UNITED’s Spiritual Care ministry’s Advent Awakening series.  Over the coming weeks we’re sharing two different forms of Advent content: “Advent Awakening” video series by Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard, Interim Spiritual Care Director, and some accompanying text. “An Uncomfortable Advent” podcast series by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous […]

Advent Awakening Series: Part 1 (Intro)

FIRST UNITED’s Spiritual Care ministry has put together a few resources for the Advent season.  Over the coming weeks we’ll also be sharing two different forms of Advent content: “Advent Awakening” video series by Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard, Interim Spiritual Care Director, and some accompanying text.  “An Uncomfortable Advent” podcast series by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 7

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is the final thoughts about Lent and Holy week. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection.  Lauren is a multi-faith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and respectful. Her faith […]

Lenten Season Series, Part 6

Lenten Season Series

This week’s post is about redistribution and equity. Each week during Lent we’re featuring a post by Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, Lauren Sanders to support your own spiritual traditions and reflection.  Lauren is a multifaith spiritual care provider, which means her worldview tries to be open-hearted, supportive, and respectful. Her faith traditions that power her […]

Response to the Pope’s Apology to Residential School Survivors

This morning, the Pope apologized for abuses against Indigenous children at Catholic residential schools. For decades survivors, advocates, and communities have been asking for the Catholic Church’s apology. Though she is on sabbatical, Executive Director the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne shared a statement: “The Pope’s apology this morning is an important first step towards completion […]